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2021-12-01 4:08:13 PM  
Echoes is my favorite.
 
2021-12-01 4:14:12 PM  
I really like Brain Damage/Eclipse...but is it wrong that I like the Westworld soundtrack instrumental version better than the original?


Westworld S3 Official Soundtrack | Brain Damage - Ramin Djawadi | WaterTower
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/Wish You Were Here is still my #1
 
2021-12-01 4:17:02 PM  
Weird no one picked anything from Animals. It's my favorite overall PF album.
 
2021-12-01 4:18:55 PM  
You know, for a band not really known for singles and radio friendly tunes, Pink Floyd had some real winners.  For me, the song "Wish You Were Here."  For me, it resonates because of a friend from high school and college who lost his way.  As far as I know he's still alive, but he became someone else.  But he was a do anything for you type once, a great collaborative partner.  We were DJs at our student radio station in college.  Kept my worst comedic instincts in check.
 
2021-12-01 4:19:45 PM  
...I celebrate their entire catalogue.
 
2021-12-01 4:20:44 PM  
I love music but I couldn't care less about this kind of music journalism listicles. It's crap. Who cares?
 
2021-12-01 4:24:37 PM  

Myk-House of El: You know, for a band not really known for singles and radio friendly tunes, Pink Floyd had some real winners.


I can still remember coming across this in the record store back in the day and laughing out loud at the title:

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2021-12-01 4:26:00 PM  

Screaming Candle: I love music but I couldn't care less about this kind of music journalism listicles. It's crap. Who cares?


Personally I think it's interesting to see what music other musicians like, especially if I also like their music.
 
2021-12-01 4:27:24 PM  
Ronnie James Dio
I love the kids in Another Brick... For me it was very much different than what I really love about Floyd - I love the long, bluesy passages from Gilmour. But this song seemed to have this marching flavour to it that just kicked you along. It had this wonderful metre to it. I think that's the thing that captured me right away.



What?
 
2021-12-01 4:29:59 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Ronnie James Dio
I love the kids in Another Brick... For me it was very much different than what I really love about Floyd - I love the long, bluesy passages from Gilmour. But this song seemed to have this marching flavour to it that just kicked you along. It had this wonderful metre to it. I think that's the thing that captured me right away.


What?


Seems pretty straightforward. What's not to understand?
 
2021-12-01 4:30:55 PM  

Screaming Candle: I love music but I couldn't care less about this kind of music journalism listicles. It's crap. Who cares?


You cared enough to click on it and type out your opinion of it.
 
2021-12-01 4:31:57 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Weird no one picked anything from Animals. It's my favorite overall PF album.


you kind of need the whole album. There isnt really a "single" so to speak on that.

It is also my favorite PF album
 
2021-12-01 4:32:15 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Ronnie James Dio
I love the kids in Another Brick... For me it was very much different than what I really love about Floyd - I love the long, bluesy passages from Gilmour. But this song seemed to have this marching flavour to it that just kicked you along. It had this wonderful metre to it. I think that's the thing that captured me right away.


What?

Seems pretty straightforward. What's not to understand?


Pretty much on point as well.
 
2021-12-01 4:33:32 PM  
So many of the Floyd songs I listened to over and over as a young lad have lost their impact on me in my old age, as is the way of all things. I'm still pretty sure Animals and Wish You Were Here are their best albums though.
 
2021-12-01 4:34:07 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Screaming Candle: I love music but I couldn't care less about this kind of music journalism listicles. It's crap. Who cares?

Personally I think it's interesting to see what music other musicians like, especially if I also like their music.


I agree and musicians usually have something to say about the structure or song elements that someone such as myself (does not play or read music) wouldn't pick up on initially
 
2021-12-01 4:36:27 PM  
 
2021-12-01 4:40:41 PM  
Floyd's greatest hit - their only hit - in their post-Syd Barrett incarnation

Buh?
That had lots of other hits.  Learning To Fly was a #1 single for several weeks in '87.
 
2021-12-01 4:41:07 PM  
there are 20 good Pink Floyd songs? how do high do I have to be?
 
2021-12-01 4:41:56 PM  
From the post-Waters era, I've always liked this unrecognized gem. The last of the great spacey Gilmour solos:

Pink Floyd - Marooned (Official Music Video HD)
Youtube P7YMI39sObY


/but Echoes is my favorite
 
2021-12-01 4:42:20 PM  

Confabulat: So many of the Floyd songs I listened to over and over as a young lad have lost their impact on me in my old age, as is the way of all things. I'm still pretty sure Animals and Wish You Were Here are their best albums though.


Yeah, I *remember* the affect Pink Floyd had on me in my early 20s, but I can't really enjoy their stuff anymore. I'm totally burnt-out on it.

That said, I did see Roger Waters a few years ago in Chicago, and it was a good show. He basically did an abbreviated version of "The Wall", mixed in with songs from other Floyd albums that fit with the theme.
 
2021-12-01 4:44:44 PM  

MarkTimeTire: Echoes is my favorite.


For me Meddle then Echoes.
 
2021-12-01 4:44:59 PM  
I grew tired of Money and Another Brick very early due to excessive radio play. Otherwise, I love most of the other songs listed.
 
2021-12-01 4:50:12 PM  

MarkTimeTire: Echoes is my favorite.


I frequently listen to them playing that Live at Pompeii on YouTube. We al know about the genius of Gilmour but damn Nick Mason is incredible.

And Richard Wright was the obvious hottie.

Roger Waters was there too.
 
2021-12-01 4:52:03 PM  
List is meaningless absent opinions from small furry animals and a Pict.
 
2021-12-01 4:55:32 PM  
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2021-12-01 4:55:39 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Floyd's greatest hit - their only hit - in their post-Syd Barrett incarnation

Buh?
That had lots of other hits.  Learning To Fly was a #1 single for several weeks in '87.


They had hits AT ALL in their syd-barrett incarnation?  It was almost exclusively acid-trip-sounding instrumentals.  None of those songs were 'hits' that I know of except maybe Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun.
 
2021-12-01 4:57:05 PM  

kindms: Tyrone Slothrop: Weird no one picked anything from Animals. It's my favorite overall PF album.

you kind of need the whole album. There isnt really a "single" so to speak on that.

It is also my favorite PF album


Actually heard Pigs (Three Different Ones) on the radio this morning. Definitely their best work.
 
2021-12-01 4:59:14 PM  

jake3988: Rev. Skarekroe: Floyd's greatest hit - their only hit - in their post-Syd Barrett incarnation

Buh?
That had lots of other hits.  Learning To Fly was a #1 single for several weeks in '87.

They had hits AT ALL in their syd-barrett incarnation?  It was almost exclusively acid-trip-sounding instrumentals.  None of those songs were 'hits' that I know of except maybe Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun.


"See Emily Play" and "Arnold Layne" charted.
 
2021-12-01 5:02:58 PM  
Fearless is their best tune hands down. It's not even close. Brilliant

Animals is their best full album.
 
2021-12-01 5:03:53 PM  

jake3988: Rev. Skarekroe: Floyd's greatest hit - their only hit - in their post-Syd Barrett incarnation

Buh?
That had lots of other hits.  Learning To Fly was a #1 single for several weeks in '87.

They had hits AT ALL in their syd-barrett incarnation?  It was almost exclusively acid-trip-sounding instrumentals.  None of those songs were 'hits' that I know of except maybe Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun.


Firstly, only a few Syd-era songs were instrumental.  Interstellar Overdrive and Pow. R. Toc H. and maybe a couple of weirdo obscurities like Nick's Boogie.
Secondly, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play were hits in the UK.
Thirdly, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun was not a hit anywhere, as it wasn't a single.  Also, Syd isn't on that track.
 
2021-12-01 5:08:07 PM  
I'm surprised nobody named Jugband Blues. Not because I especially like it, it just seems like one that people bring up.

So many lovely songs, really.
 
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2021-12-01 5:18:21 PM  
Appropriately, there are no songs from Animals on the list.
 
2021-12-01 5:26:10 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: MarkTimeTire: Echoes is my favorite.

I frequently listen to them playing that Live at Pompeii on YouTube. We al know about the genius of Gilmour but damn Nick Mason is incredible.

And Richard Wright was the obvious hottie.

Roger Waters was there too.


I have that on DVD and my wife practically salivates at young shirtless Gilmour. And I'm like Yep, I get it.
 
2021-12-01 5:26:18 PM  

kindms: Tyrone Slothrop: Weird no one picked anything from Animals. It's my favorite overall PF album.

you kind of need the whole album. There isnt really a "single" so to speak on that.

It is also my favorite PF album


I love Animals as well, but the wood block in one of the songs drives me crazy. Is it Pigs (Three Different Ones)? I'd never really noticed it before, but I heard it recently and it really detracted from the song. Otherwise Animals probably my favorite complete PF album.
 
2021-12-01 5:29:39 PM  

CFitzsimmons: kindms: Tyrone Slothrop: Weird no one picked anything from Animals. It's my favorite overall PF album.

you kind of need the whole album. There isnt really a "single" so to speak on that.

It is also my favorite PF album

I love Animals as well, but the wood block in one of the songs drives me crazy. Is it Pigs (Three Different Ones)? I'd never really noticed it before, but I heard it recently and it really detracted from the song. Otherwise Animals probably my favorite complete PF album.


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2021-12-01 5:32:38 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: jake3988: Rev. Skarekroe: Floyd's greatest hit - their only hit - in their post-Syd Barrett incarnation

Buh?
That had lots of other hits.  Learning To Fly was a #1 single for several weeks in '87.

They had hits AT ALL in their syd-barrett incarnation?  It was almost exclusively acid-trip-sounding instrumentals.  None of those songs were 'hits' that I know of except maybe Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun.

Firstly, only a few Syd-era songs were instrumental.  Interstellar Overdrive and Pow. R. Toc H. and maybe a couple of weirdo obscurities like Nick's Boogie.
Secondly, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play were hits in the UK.
Thirdly, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun was not a hit anywhere, as it wasn't a single.  Also, Syd isn't on that track.


Syd is most definitely on it.  It's literally the one and only pink floyd song with all 5 members contributing to it.
 
2021-12-01 5:32:59 PM  

kindms: Tyrone Slothrop: Weird no one picked anything from Animals. It's my favorite overall PF album.

you kind of need the whole album. There isnt really a "single" so to speak on that.

It is also my favorite PF album


Pigs On the Wing Pts 1 & 2 back to back make for a good single.
 
2021-12-01 5:37:10 PM  

Barton Fink: Fearless is their best tune hands down. It's not even close. Brilliant

Animals is their best full album.


Change "Fearless" to "Green Is the Colour" and you're spot on.
 
2021-12-01 5:40:24 PM  

jake3988: Rev. Skarekroe: jake3988: Rev. Skarekroe: Floyd's greatest hit - their only hit - in their post-Syd Barrett incarnation

Buh?
That had lots of other hits.  Learning To Fly was a #1 single for several weeks in '87.

They had hits AT ALL in their syd-barrett incarnation?  It was almost exclusively acid-trip-sounding instrumentals.  None of those songs were 'hits' that I know of except maybe Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun.

Firstly, only a few Syd-era songs were instrumental.  Interstellar Overdrive and Pow. R. Toc H. and maybe a couple of weirdo obscurities like Nick's Boogie.
Secondly, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play were hits in the UK.
Thirdly, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun was not a hit anywhere, as it wasn't a single.  Also, Syd isn't on that track.

Syd is most definitely on it.  It's literally the one and only pink floyd song with all 5 members contributing to it.


You're right.  I stand corrected on that point.
 
2021-12-01 5:47:38 PM  
No love for "Four friends?"
 
2021-12-01 5:49:03 PM  
That article convinced me that "Money" is my favorite Pink Floyd song too, and Rob Halford always seems to have cool anecdotes.
 
2021-12-01 5:49:18 PM  
Whoops. I meant "Free Four."
 
2021-12-01 5:49:47 PM  
 
2021-12-01 5:50:08 PM  
Echoes is overrated but showed their greatness early.

That Dogs is not on the list but High Hopes is, shows the list is suspect.

If you're going to take a song from the Watersfree Floyd I would choose Sorrow (those intro guitar licks oh my) or One Slip from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
 
2021-12-01 6:18:28 PM  
The Nile Song
Youtube MduQlWUoyhI

Not a bad basher.
 
2021-12-01 6:20:21 PM  

Barton Fink: Fearless is their best tune hands down. It's not even close. Brilliant

Animals is their best full album.


Fearless is not my very favorite song by them, but it's one that I most love rediscovering from time to time, and my reaction is always "Holy Crap, this is great! I can't believe I forgot about this one."

Pink Floyd - Fearless (Remastered - HQ)
Youtube sl_apx8JoMw
 
2021-12-01 6:22:31 PM  
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, has always been my favorite Pink Floyd song.
 
2021-12-01 6:27:44 PM  
<insert obligatory best of lists suck comment here>

also in my experience what actual musicians like is often totally divorced from what music fans like. (inserting parenthetical example: had a college friend, majoring in flute, who thought jethro tull suxxxd because ian anderson did not play significantly difficult flute parts. this is not a comment on the merits of jethro tull) and what avid music fans like can be significantly different from what casual radio listeners like.

that said, i think meddle is the best pink floyd record. because it is similar to dark side of the moon period pink floyd but did not get overplayed on radio. difficulty: have not heard ummagumma, atom heart mother or animals

once borrowed a vhs copy of live at pompeiii, put it on while piddling around my student hovel. got baked. found myself paranoid, looking out the window and whatnot. figured out the music was making me weird so i shut it off and *immediately* felt better. ymmv.
 
2021-12-01 6:37:08 PM  
Nothing from Atom Heart Mother?

/Ducks behind a brass band
 
2021-12-01 6:37:08 PM  

Evil Mackerel: MarkTimeTire: Echoes is my favorite.

For me Meddle then Echoes.


They have a song called Meddle? I thought it was just the album that Echoes is half of.
 
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